RSC Bio Solutions Organizes Leadership for Continued Growth

By MarEx 2013-05-31 11:33:00

RSC Bio Solutions, the leader in readily biodegradable cleaners, degreasers and functional fluids, has reorganized its leadership team following its announcement in January 2013 of acquiring a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of  readily biodegradable functional fluids and lubricants.

“With the acquisition of Terresolve Technologies earlier this year, RSC Bio Solutions now possesses an even wider range of proven, readily biodegradable products across a broad spectrum of industries,” said Mike Guggenheimer, president and CEO for RSC Bio Solutions. “RSC Bio Solutions is organizing around talented, experienced teams to ensure the growth of our products in these markets.”

Mike Guggenheimer is president and CEO of RSC Bio Solutions.  He also directs long-term corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and the sales and marketing teams for Radiator Specialty Company (RSC), as their vice president of sales, marketing and business development. Prior to joining RSC, Guggenheimer was an operating partner for Blackstreet Capital Management, a private equity group that focused on control buyouts of under-performing corporate orphans. Guggenheimer was responsible for two portfolio companies: Fanfare Media Works, where he served as chairman, and Houston Harvest Gift Products, where he was vice president and vice chairman. He also held a variety of general management positions for Milliken & Company, from manufacturing management to strategic business development. Guggenheimer holds a B.A. in psychology from Davidson College and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Mark Miller is executive vice president of sales and was cofounder and CEO of Terresolve Technologies. He is responsible for creating and implementing market strategies, maintaining and growing strategic relationships specific to marine-based markets including offshore oil and gas, marine transport and construction. Prior to joining RSC Bio Solutions and founding Terresolve Technologies, Miller was a global major account manager for The Lubrizol Corporation, a $5 billion NYSE chemical additive company, providing performance chemistry to major petroleum and marketing companies. Miller has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Manhattan College. He has engineered, sold and marketed lubricants and lubricant additives for more than 30 years.

Lisa Owen is vice president of business development and marketing. Owen leads business development and marketing teams in assessing land-based market, product and customer opportunities as well as B2B marketing for the range of biobased solvents and functional fluids. Owen brings more than 16 years of industrial business to business commercial development experience including eight years with biobased solvents and renewable resource-based plastics from her roles at NatureWorks LLC. Most recently, Owen served as business director of aftermarket services for BAE Systems’ Global Combat Systems, the second largest aerospace, defense and security company headquartered in the U.K. Owen holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina and an M.B.A from the University of Richmond.

Donald Sweeney is vice president of finance and operations and assumes responsibility for all financial matters for the company, including managing working capital, cash flow and overall profitability. Sweeney is also responsible for managing the supply chain and daily operations. Sweeney began his career in 1993 with Ernst & Young, a $4 billion public accounting and professional services consulting firm. He left public accounting in 2006 and moved into the role of director of finance at Dylon Industries Inc., a private company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Sweeney joined Terresolve Technologies in 2010 as vice president of finance. He graduated from John Carroll University with a B.S. in business administration with accounting and is a CPA.

Dr. Larry Beaver is vice president of technology and oversees research and development, regulatory and environmental functions for all divisions of the company. For more than 25 years, Beaver has been actively involved in the commercialization of safer consumer and industrial chemical products and is the principal inventor on 13 patents covering consumer product design and novel sprayer technologies for cleaners and coatings. He has served as president of the Southern Aerosol Technical Association where he currently serves as a member of that association’s board of directors. Beaver received a B.A. in chemistry and biology at Cedarville College and a Ph.D. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Rolf Geibach is director of technology and develops new commercially viable biodegradable lubricants for customers and formulizes optimization on existing lubricants. Geibach specializes in formulating crankcase lubricants for passenger cars, heavy-duty diesel engine lubricants and automatic transmission fluids and in bringing these products to market. He has extensive field testing experience in evaluating crankcase and driveline lubricants, as well as drain analysis and the use of specialized software to evaluate the operating conditions of the hardware. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and a M.S. degree in chemistry from John Carroll University.

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